Movie Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
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Michael Bay returns in the third and final movie in the Transformers series, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. No summer holiday is complete without a big blockbuster of a movie, and this movie is certainly that.

This sci-fi/ action is proving to be a huge hit all over with its box office earnings reaching the $1bn mark, and that’s without DVD sales.

Actors/ Characters

Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro all reprise their roles. Unfortunately Megan Fox is missing from this movie, but worry not, as an equally stunning actress is cast opposite Shia LaBeouf’s Sam Witwicky. Rosie Huntington-Whitely plays Carly Spencer.

Patrick Dempsey and John Malkovich also star.

Plot

We learn that the first manned mission to the moon was actually a top secret investigation into locating and exploring a spacecraft “The Ark” from Cybertron.

Fast forward to the present time and Optimus Prime learns that the Ark had survived its journey from Cybertron. Optimus and the other Autobots travel to the moon to investigate where they discover a comatose Sentinel Prime, the previous leader of Cybertron. They also discover Sentinel’s creation, The Pillars, a transportation device. Back on earth, Optimus Prime revives Sentinel.

Meanwhile, Sam and Seymour Simmons (John Turturro) discover a bigger plot and that the Decepticons had previously raided the Ark of most of its Pillars, leaving a few behind with Sentinel Prime knowing the Autobots will revive him as Sentinel alone can activate the Pillars.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Scene
Courtesy of IGN

In a bid to revive Cybertron and its race, Sentinel Prime joins forces with Megatron in a bid to transport Cybertron to the Milky Way and use humans to revive the once dead planet.

It becomes a race against time for Optimus Prime, the Autobots and the US military to stop Sentinel and Megatron from activating the Pillars before it’s too late.

Verdict

Going into this film I was quite excited as I always am when it comes to big blockbuster movies, but left feeling somewhat disappointed. The fact I also paid more money to watch it in 3D also added to my disappointment as this added nothing extra to the movie, as the movie in 2D would have been the same. I can’t help but feel we’re getting done over with this whole 3D revolution.

As you would expect from the budget of this movie, the special effects were great but that’s all it really had going for it. I felt the ending had been rushed and if this is to be the last in the Transformers series then I’ll be sad it had to end it like this.

Unfortunately, the likes of Shia, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro and John Malkovich brought nothing to the movie as their roles were secondary and quite insignificant.

However, for the sake of the trilogy it has to be seen at least once.

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